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but. i. think with cats learn his independence referendum due to begin within hours police reinforcements raid brothel owner while madrid says it's managed to shut down most of the polling stations. it's now been two years since russia launched its first air strikes in the then war torn syria we look at what's changed during that time and. agro chemical giant monsanto's banned from the european parliament after refusing
to attend the hearing questioning studies about its products. you're watching r.t. international live from our moscow studio with me in india today welcome to the program the spanish region. is on the verge of what could prove to be a historic decision with its independence referendum shadowed for sunday tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed on the streets and raised to prevent the counting of electronic votes in barcelona crowds gathered to protest against the upcoming vote throughout saturday and in madrid to spanish unionists staged a rally in in front of the city the activists were seen singing the anthem of the fascist spanish from launch party a number of protesters also gave nazi salutes and this tension is mounting between . and then officials from both sides tried to. extreme this and.
if there is disturbance it would. clearly be. our. adopting. you know pointing at people who. are against the referendum it is the editor of the government over a whore who has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect the best of franco as during one demonstration a man attempted to ted down a pro independence on a from barcelona's town hall but after trying for a minute support on asylum which read more democracy the protest a wrenching gave up on doing a country reports from the cops around. this saturday as their last on the crucial day before the referendum on the end dependence of council on a kicks off and we've seen a lot of movement and the streets barcelona and across the region now this morning
spanish civil guard raid at the center of telecommunications and technologist information to switch off applications that will be used to count the votes and we do know that the spanish police cordon off the building now police presence has been tightened in different areas of the city especially on all the major squares and around school buildings that will be used as calling stations on sunday spanish authority to see that they have already shut down thirteen hundred schools across the region and this is really the half of old schools that catalonia has catalan officials say that they are ready to find a compromise for you know we have said to the spanish government that it's still not to wait to send a message expressing the will to find a new scenario for the referendum for a whole his government will be the first to welcome it to say let's talk and even postponed the october. first vote meanwhile this saturday we see
a lot of protests here in barcelona mostly people are protesting against the referendum to take place on sunday now we managed to speak to some people and listen to what they have to say. the president of spain has been sleeping for the past five years and during that time the government in catalonia has been preparing and fighting for independence and now the president has to act quickly and he's running around trying to solve this somehow. with the cold war here franco to decode they were they bought it but he's not democracy to me. what that thing is what to vote on how to vote it. and i think that votes just kind of democratic but it felt to me if you take it to the extreme it comes be an arc east on friday there was some massive rally on plot a spine you know which is also located on the heart of barcelona which seemed the foundation so for people supporting they rap for random mostly young people
drinking flags of consul lani and also shouting slogans so as you can see as the date of the referendum draw was a near the splits within the castle and society is getting more and more avid and with people from whole structure of society taking their views to the streets i. think i. was. at. the polling stations are defended by so-called neighborhood watch is comprised of local supporting the vote they've been given until six in the morning to vacate the buildings that's only a few hours from now. but so far they vowed to stay to make sure voting takes place
but sometimes both the buildings and those standing guard there come under attack in one of the schools four people sustained injuries to the neck and chest after they were shot with a pellet gun the identifier density of the assailant has not yet been revealed. another polling station at a secondary school was vandalized on friday night four station defenders were sleeping there at the time of the assault here's how one of the activists described the attack. last night while we were preparing for their votes a group of around twenty people turned up and tried to enter the polling station they started hanging signs writing graffiti on the walls and provoking us things destroying things sheltering slogans in favor of spree in favor of spanish unity and against the. meanwhile in the spanish capital people have voted in a mock referendum the question on the ballot paper was do you want catalonia to
remain part of spain hundreds of people against cats landed pendants to part the division in spanish society as the country's european partners are not rushing to offer help. but the end of season one i mean there's. always a. little interest in. the latest technology. you should cover either fear not to take sides for the red river or doom and they do pay their share note but those who say that those measures taken by. the government go about it are not acceptable imagine if were raised in. venezuela or struck down the same things that would be every day national scandal that resolutions could not measure everything and now we've got silence no i would like to the european union we did we are closer to believe what
you preach. negotiate surely should the spanish interior ministry now says most of the polling stations which photo organizers designated to host the referendum have been shut down by authorities law and order in the region is maintained by the regional police force known as the muscles that scott this replaced the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and is controlled by the cats long government and the catalan forces have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from taking place however the fear is being expressed in madrid that offices might not comply the spanish government has deployed national military forces to civil guard to the region to ensure the vote does not go ahead six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region arriving on cruise ships chartered by the spanish interior ministry they'll stay in barcelona until october the third on saturday morning
a convoy of police vans left the protests heading into the city meanwhile the spokesperson for castle and his police force says the orders will be followed it doesn't necessarily mean anything will be prevented. problem or the gist of the one the main rules of police used to guarantee the internal security of our society in this respect catalan police do not support those either for or against the referendum or are the catalans we have no choice but to abrade the decisions of the court and prosecutor's office when it's about control over crowds and public order we have to see what happens in each individual case if we can't prevent something it doesn't mean we don't follow orders but the most probably we can't do anything about it. syrian militants have suffered the most serious losses in the last few months according to the russian defense ministry over two thousand islamic state and al qaeda extremists including sixteen eisel field commanders were killed
in just eleven days the ministry added russian airstrikes also injured almost three thousand militants among those killed or four hundred citizens from former soviet states who joined the terrorist ranks the ministry confirmed that with the help of russian airstrikes the syrian army will soon drive eisel from the eastern part of dairies saw and saturday march two years since russian launched its air campaign against terrorists in syria our correspondent garcia is reporting on the anniversary in war torn dairies all this is one of many locations he's been filming for us since the start of the campaign. now on the second anniversary of russia's operation i stand in dead us or a city that was besieged by isis for three years one of the most horrendous sieges in modern history its people suffered they stabbed and they died yet they now have
hope the city is slowly coming back to life but as with all things in syria it isn't that simple. isis still hold the small parts of the city and a few days ago they cut the highway linking did a sword in the middle of this vast desert to the rest of government controlled syria this morning they attacked the airport of their disorder but will force back defeated that it has been a rollercoaster defeats and victories escalations and deescalation seize fives and betrayals certainly an action packed few years. this is the ad based in love takeo from which russian jets launching their suits
he's against islam ics they thought gets in syria. whether it's. in a time the pilots are ready to go it's a moment's notice. in this ad fifty at the lay down by the romans almost tooth. thousand years ago that isis staged one of its sickest massacres the russian military considers it the crowding jewel of the operation here in syria.
one comes to the government's side of aleppo the sees what you see on your way here just a few hundred meters away from the front lines that. we're in. and the rebels are pushing into aleppo again. the risk who is now digging through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old go. and. if. it.
were as a syrian still reposition overlooking the industrial border of that is sort of the battle is said to be theists isis fired back as we filmed shells speak on fooling around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. life even did as ordered is still far from normal but at least it will be stun. to death and the more. intimate that. the. representatives of agro chemical giant monsanto are now banned from the european parliament and send you in on that story on more off the shelf break.
there are some nazis in the a.f.d. it's not the mass of the h.t. voters but you know to say that our culture of atonement. all remembrance of nuns nazi crimes is wrong that's too much it's the attitude of some people in the. deep which by the way is now in the process of tearing itself apart to. local blogs selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that will. produce offspring to tell you that every gossip and tabloid lifestyle. doesn't tell
you on the cool enough to buy their product. all the hawks that we all love walking. but come back to the program the saga of russia's recently closed san francisco consulate has come to an end the last of the facility staff are now on their way back home. has the details. the last remaining diplomats from the now close russian consulate in san francisco have left the united states the consulate along with two trade missions one located in new york city one in washington d.c. or shut down with only two days notice by washington d.c. at the end of august and the diplomatic compounds were subsequently search by the f.b.i. a move that the russian foreign ministry has called a violation of international law now the san francisco consulate itself did contain
two different buildings there was the consulate and the diplomatic residence while the consulate itself has been under u.s. control since the searches took place at the beginning of september the russian diplomats have had access to the residence under certain restrictions up to this point this diplomatic rift really began last year between the u.s. and russia when in december former president barack obama ordered the expulsion of thirty five russian diplomats and seized two diplomatic properties that was in response to allegations that russia meddled in the u.s. presidential election of course all of those allegations have not been backed up with any concrete proof and russia has denied them very strongly at that time no retaliatory measures were taken by moscow but after a number of sanctions were imposed against russia by the u.s. throughout this year there was the breaking point and at that point the kremlin said they could no longer take this lying down so at that point the kremlin ordered
the u.s. state department to reduce their numbers their personnel in russia by seven hundred fifty five members washington then decided to take a more tit for tat approach to the situation and what they called parity shut down the san francisco consulate and the two axes like i said in washington d.c. and new york city sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister expressed regret over the rise in tensions that he says was not started by russia and those closures really did signify an all time low in. u.s. russia relations and more tension seem to of course at this point we can only wait and see if the departure of these last few diplomats will be the last word on the matter. french president emanuel micron has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism after cutting taxes for the wealthy he's responded by saying his latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment and promoting talent in the country however many people in paris don't agree warning the new
leader is already becoming a president for the rich and that the reform will only worsen inequality in france our correspondent charlotte do bensky has more. how do you know when you not just rich but you'll feel feet which. cars and race horses a definitely signs that eve more than a pretty penny to spend right. well not so much in france where the toys of the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's causing quite a stir if you think this is a bore i think this is unfair but justice no longer exists in france there isn't a justice system anymore this is the hunger for power of a prince who wants to rule our country how he wants. government is only for the rich and he doesn't care about the poor we don't have
a middle class where there are only poor people who work with the rich yes i am outraged and we the young people should protest against this not cool switching how france taxes wealth his government claims that it wants to you have the extremely wealthy including tens of thousands of millionaires who fled the country because of the country's old tax system and even though only a tiny fraction of french people pay the old tax money going to own m.p.'s admit they going to face a hard time explaining bass. how could i explain this to six year olds who own an old apartment that they will be taxed more than young trader's driving a ferrari so cool that the taxes raised under the old system i can still doubt by the money that robinson lost by people trying to avoid it but many people particularly pension is say they'll be harder hit under the new system and they
fear reus they claim that my calls government is only for the rich and the super rich so it didn't skate ot see paris. anomic reforms of numerous protests across france demonstrations have seen retired workers on the streets angry with taxes on pensions meanwhile student protesters dubbed micron anti us a spot clashes with police a french left wing party member told us that if nothing changes in my son's policy his popularity will sink further. attracting rich people to invest in france is always a similar agreement but mr mccrone forgot that france is one of the. best country for already the best country for. foreign investment mr murphy was elected we with them and yet you can rest presented by him in the media is like a new president you are meeting with change thing it was a light because what he's proposing is this same old politics that this is only
been the first beneficiary for the rich are seeing the impact will be that less and less people believe. and that is popularity will go down. we've collected giant monsanto has been kicked out of the european parliament it's lobbyist and after refusing to attend a hearing it was about whether secret studies into the safety of monsanto products were flawed or exaggerated for commercial ends nor makers also slammed the secrecy surrounding the studies show how can we be sure of developed conclusions about the safety or otherwise of life for states when there is lack of transparency when it is publicly revealed by the latest us court cases that the scientific data provided by the company experts was falsified. the glaive the states of the i me just mentioned is used by monsanto in some of its weed killer as chemists say it can
cause serious eye damage and is toxic to animals and people the world health organization claims it can also cause cancer the organic consumers a song too is happy to sweep all lot under the culprit if it means bigger profits. stakes for monsanto are extremely high they have an eight billion dollar industry that they're trying to protect in the united states there are hundreds of people who have gotten cancer from exposure to monsanto's roundup herbicide who are currently suing the company we have a paper trail that goes back to the one nine hundred eighty s. that shows monsanto knew that round up causes cancer and they have been able to successfully suppress this evidence and it was only until two thousand and fifteen when the world health organization determined that monsanto is roundup is a probable human carcinogen they've been trying to cover their tracks and convince
regulators that you should proceed business as usual in the united states and in the european union they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars euros every year to suppress the evidence that their products are dangerous and to improperly influence regulators and decision makers in parliament or in the congress if it means billions of dollars in sales to monsanto i think they probably would be better off continuing to hide the evidence even if it means being bad from lobbying. of the news we're all over social media on facebook twitter and of course our website. i'll be back at the top of the hour so don't go away. you're watching.
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a recipe for changing all of society with the politics aimed at self-defense around a specific threat. with chris hedges. behind the rhetoric of the all right about white nativism and protecting american traditions history and christian values is the lust for violence behind the rhetoric of anti for the black bloc and the so-called left about capitalism racism state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence the two opposing groups largely made up of people who've been cast aside by the cruelty of corporate capitalism have embraced holy war their lives battered by economic misery and social marginalization have suddenly been filled with meaning they hold themselves up as the vanguard of the oppressed they arrogant to themselves the right to use force to silence those they define as the enemy they sent to fight anger they are infected with the dark adrenaline driven urge for confrontation that arises among the disenfranchised when
a democracy ceases to function they are separated a sigmund freud wrote of those who engage in fratricide by the narcissism of minor difference they mirror each other not only india logically but also physically armed and dressed in black the color of fascism and the color of death are to call . respondent on your problem looks at the origins of mt four. you know they show up in the helmets of the black man they've got closer they've got everything. recently there's been so much noise made a bow and you'd think the movement was something new but it's actually been around for decades and existed all over the world after world war one brought about the end of the german and russian empires in europe was thrust into an era of political unrest as competing idiology has battled for control in russia the bolshevik revolution brought about communism but as fears of communist revolution spread
across the european ruling class in germany italy and eventually spain a counterforce took over fascism the us many communist socialist leftists and others fighting for their survival against hitler mussolini and franco literally took up arms against the fascist state these are the roots of n.t.v. because the end is by nature a decentralized movement it's difficult to trace its exact history in the united states the groups like anti-racist action founded in one nine hundred eighty eight represented a nationwide network dedicated to disrupting nazi and white supremacist rallies what's more black bloc tactics developed in west germany have been employed in the united states most notably during the world trade organization protests of one thousand nine hundred nine in seattle and during occupy wall street which swept the country in two thousand and eleven more recently groups calling themselves and tea fire have sprouted to combat what they described.